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J. C. Penney Overview

Plano, TX
10000+ employees
1902
Company - Public (JCP)
Retail
$10+ billion (USD) per year
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Working at J. C. Penney

J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE:JCP), one of the nation's largest apparel and home furnishings retailers, is on a mission to ensure every shopping experience is worth the customer's time, money and effort. Whether shopping jcp.com or visiting ... Read more

Mission: J.C. Penney Company is on a mission to ensure every shopping experience is worth the customer's time, money and effort.

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    I worked at J. C. Penney full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers, great management, great employee discount

    Cons

    Associate pay is average at best, management pay is ok.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

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J. C. Penney Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at J. C. Penney (Arlington, TX).

    Interview

    They start you out with a group activity to see how well you work with others. Afterwards there's a one on one interview that's pretty laid back. They don't ask you anything too difficult, just if you have previous retail experience and what department you'd enjoy working in. Not having previous experience isn't a deal breaker for sure since I got an offer. Just be confident and things should go well.

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Company Updates

  • JCPenney Omnichannel Leadership

    JCPenney Announces Two Senior Executive Appointments to Propel its Omnichannel Growth Strategy

    PLANO, Texas (Aug. 3, 2015) - J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) has strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of two outstanding senior leaders who will be charged with maximizing the power, reach and integration of the Company's omnichannel capabilities.

  • Meet JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison

    Marvin Ellison's story is classic J.C. Penney

    Marvin Ellison didn't start out in a cushy executive training program after his parents paid to send him to an elite college. No, Ellison has one of those other storybook backgrounds, the kind that inspire us to plant the American flag in our front yards on federal holidays.

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J. C. Penney Awards & Accolades

  • America’s Best Employers, Forbes, 2015
  • Green Good Housekeeping Seal (For Textiles), Good Housekeeping, 2015
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